The Anti-Trend Swimsuit You'll See On Every European Beach This Summer

When it comes to summer trends, there are so many I want to try out this year. Usually, I tend to stick to pieces I know I’ll wear on repeat, but this year, I’m being tempted by cutouts, bright shades of tangerine and pink and even the revival of miniskirts and denim. There is one area of my summer wardrobe I try not to shake up, though, and this is the swimwear section. We all know a great-fitting swimsuit can be hard to come by. So when it comes to a new one-piece, I stick to shapes, brands and colours I know suit me. And often, this heads in the direction of one colour: black.

Best Black Swimsuits: @handinfire wears a black swimsuit with asymmetric straos



Like the LBD, black swimsuits never fail to make an impact, yet they stay classic all at the same time. In fact, I've seen them on the beaches of just about every European destination I've visited over the past 10 years, so if that's not a testament to their enduring appeal, I don't know what is.

Of course, the hue is also known to be universally  complimentary, and now that I spend a little more on well-fitting, good-quality swimsuits, I like to buy them in a shade I know I’ll never tire of. Also, I like to know they won’t go see-through as soon as I take a dip in a pool. So to make swimwear shopping stress-free, these are the best black swimsuits that will never let you down. 

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The ultra-thin straps and clean silhouette make this swimsuit a minimalist's dream. 

M&S has so many great black swimsuits, but this might be the chicest of them all. 

I've noticed that French girls always gravitate towards cute scallop edging on their swimwear. 

The v-cut to the neckline gives this swimsuit bombshell vibes. 

Crinkle and ribbed textures remain a key trend this summer. 

The gold clasps on the straps will catch the light and draw the eye. 

Just like dresses, strapless silhouettes are proving popular on swimsuits too. 

Another one for pared-back dressers. 

I'm busty and love a halterneck for the extra support it gives.

This swimsuit also comes in a gorgeous shade of azure blue. 

The subtle cutouts and wide straps give this swimsuit sporty appeal.